Router/Switch SNMP community String

When Monitoring Windows Server , if I remember we used to set up the community string (Public) with password on the Monitoring Application, then go to each windows server ,install SNMP service and configure the community string to match the one set up on the Monitoring Application.
I would like to know, in environment that has many cisco switches and routers, do we need to log into each device and configure community string?
if so how can this be done?

Thank you
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

You need to log  into every device and paste SNMP configuration.
Example for snmp v2 with permit access only to collector (host

(config)# snmp-server community TEST rw ProtectSNMP

(config)# ip access-list standard ProtectSNMP
(config-std-nacl)# permit host
(config-std-nacl)# exit
(config)# exit
# copy run start

Open in new window

TEST - community name
ro/rw - read-only/read-write  access

Cisco SNMP configuration guide

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
jskfanAuthor Commented:
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.